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Last updated 22nd June 2017

Being Witnesses to Jesus Christ

The Being Witnesses to Jesus Christ Vision 2026 theme has the five prioirties listed below, with some questions to consider individually or as a church:

Sharing the Gospel of salvation with confidence

  • How many of your congrgation are confident in sharing their faith?
  • Are you aware of the 'Sharing your faith for the faint-hearted, fearful and flummoxed' course?

Holding regular enquirers courses in as many local churches as possible

  • When was the last time your parish ran an enquirers' course eg Start! Pilgrim, Alpha?

Showing God's Love through projects that meet a local human need

  • What activities are you involved with as a church that reach your local community through practical activities?

Offering thorough and accessible Baptism preparation and follow-up

  • How effective is your Baptism preparation in helping parents/Godparents/candidates understand the promoses that they are making? 
  • How do you keep in regular touch with people that have come to your church for a baptism (or funeral, wedding or confirmation) eg do you have a Facebook page?

Planting or renewing 50 new strategic congregations

  • Do you have a Fresh Expression of Church eg Messy Church?
  • Have you considered planting a new congregation that meets in a place other than your church eg local school, Costa Coffee?

Vision 2026